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the mark of athena

i bought the mark of athena weeks back because i absolutely love rick riordan and the whole percy jackson book series… and it’s the best one yet. i’ve always been interested in greek mythology but in the books the myths become a mix of the old and the new… think nymphs with iphones, dionysus chugging diet coke, monsters stuck in chinese handcuffs, and even giants doing ballet. hahaha!

it’s one of those books that will make you laugh like an idiot then a few paragraphs later, you’d have to fight back tears. (assuming that you don’t live under a rock and that you know the characters let me tell you that…) i was thrilled when annabeth and percy were finally reunited and that they were able to retrieve the athena parthenos and all the witty banter from the characters. however, the book will not make you sleep though, meaning it’s really hard to put down plus there’s this major heart wrenching cliffhanger by the end. yes, rick riordan, kind sir, this is all your fault.

it’s going to be one more year before the next book comes out which adds to the emotional pain but it would be really nice to see leo with a girlfriend; annabeth and percy driving around tartarus, cause there were a few cars that fell in to the pit; and hopefully the greek and roman camps don’t destroy one another. okay so now… we wait.

yun lang.

♥ melai

i was finally able to bring maki someplace farther than ortigas… ahahaha! we went to little tokyo last weekend, i’ve been there once, with david, to oishinbo, so hinila ko si maki sa urameshiya, the one which specializes in …

urameshiya

yakiniku … it’s the japanese way of cooking bite sized meat in grills … kind of like bulgogi which is korean.

urameshiya

no shoes allowed … i liked the fact that we had to sit in mats and we had to take off our shoes because it felt more authentic and maybe because maki had to reveal her girly pink socks. lol.

urameshiya

naruto … shouyu ramen with narutomaki is my all time fave nao. this reminds me of the anime character naruto a lot, i like him because of that adorable giant frog he summons.

urameshiya

urameshiya

buta bara … which maki cooked, which now makes her a japanese grill expert, lol. and which leaves david as the only best friend i have who has not cooked for me. ahem. i think it translates to pig and rose… it’s bacon by the way and bacon is ozum. period.

urameshiya

onigiri … i didn’t get to try this kase busog na busog na ko sa ramen but it looks ok.

urameshiya

urameshiya

manga and magazines … they had a bookshelf of manga, i remember seeing one piece, and they also had magazines filled with women in bikinis. hahaha!

urameshiya

japan japan … as usual, si maki pa ren kasama ko pag lamunan. sa susunod, ililigaw ko na siya. hehehe. salamat sa pagsama saken!

yun lang.

♥ melai

there’s this cartoon called adventure time which i’m really interested in mainly because of the character design and how the characters are named… kase ang cute. hahaha! also, it kind of reminds me of going out and finding things, having adventures. i have yet to really watch adventure time but i found an online game for it. heto o…

princess bubblegum's slumber party

it’s called princess bubblegum’s slumber party. said princess is one of the main protagonists in the story. the game is much like one of those arcade games like tekken but instead of using weapons or doing martial arts or exhibiting supernatural powers, it’s actually a…

princess bubblegum's slumber party

pillowfight … between princess bubblegum and marceline, the vampire queen. there are other characters in the background such as lumpy space princess and lady rainicorn, who speaks korean. adorbs!

princess bubblegum's slumber party

princess bubblegum's slumber party

anyhoo, they kind of try to hit each other with pillows and can the ability to do up, middle, and low attacks in addition to walking forward and backwards, crouching and jumping.

princess bubblegum's slumber party

i totally won … hahaha! i hope they add more characters and levels though. it would be interesting to fight with water princess or even space angel princess. you can play it here.

yun lang.

♥ melai

last week, maki and i went to my thai… all because i haven’t tried the place yet and it’s been in that same corner of the mall for a few years now. and you know what, the food was really great! sabi nga ni maki, isang malaking check daw!

my thai

khlao … i think that’s silly in thai. hehehe. this was before we stuffed ourselves with all that thai food.

my thai

pretty pattern … i thought the embossed paper placemat was pretty… so i brought it home. or maybe it was just pink. lol. going back to eating though, we ordered…

my thai

thai rice … it’s reminds me of the ones in those little rice in a box stalls where they get mixed with meat, vegetables, spices and seasonings but maybe the cook was in a very good mood because the rice was more like a main thing rather than being a side dish.

my thai

fried chicken … it’s the nuts i tell you, that make this different from all that kfc and bon chon.

my thai

crispy catfish with mangoes … para siyang chicharon with nuts. hahaha! it goes surprisingly well with rice kahit salad siya.

my thai

mango sticky rice … save for the ice cream, it is one ozum dessert. it’s kind of like biko, the filipino sticky rice version, only less sweeter but that’s compensated by the mango partnered with it. nom nom nom.

i wished they played thai music though, the way korean shops blast girls generation or the way japanese stores play those anime ost’s. nevertheless, we had a happy kanin day at my thai. will come back for a big bowl of yum sum oo soon!

yun lang.

♥ melai


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